BOARD & STAFF

JANET STANFORD
PRODUCING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Janet Stanford is the 2017 winner of the Harold Oaks Award for Innovation in Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA). Since 1993, Janet has heightened the profile of professional theatre at Imagination Stage by commissioning more than 50 new works, adopting an Actors’ Equity contract, and successfully advocating for the inclusion of TYA productions in the Helen Hayes Awards. Janet has brought many distinguished artists to the theatre including artist/activist Rebecca Rice and playwrights David S. Craig, Charles Way, Karen Zacarias, Joan Cushing, Eric Coble, Barry Kornhauser, and Psalmayene 24. Under her leadership, the theatre has created educational plays for teens about biotechnology, introduced Theatre for the Very Young to audiences in the USA, co-produced and co-commissioned with other top TYA theatres both in the USA and abroad, and partnered with Health & Human Services organizations to bring theatre experiences to non-traditional audiences. Janet has traveled on grants from S. America, to Europe and Asia in search of new partners and inspiration for Imagination Stage programs. She has twice been nominated for Helen Hayes Awards for Best Director and has written several plays for children including The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe, Aladdin’s Luck, and Dickens’ Davy Copperfield. 

 

MEGHANN BABO-SHROYER
MANAGING DIRECTOR

Meghann Babo-Shroyer joined Imagination Stage as Associate Managing Director in January of 2018. With executive and senior staff, Meghann has worked to improve the organization’s financial controls while supporting strategic planning, fundraising, and administrative operations, and playing a key role in the pandemic crisis-response. Previously, Meghann was Director of Foundation and Government Relations at the Shakespeare Theatre Company. In this senior position, she met or exceeded her fundraising goals for five consecutive years, deepened the organization’s partnerships with new and existing funders, and was instrumental in crafting the organization’s case for support and other messaging. Over the past decade, Meghann has also worked for Olney Theatre Center, the DC Youth Orchestra Program, and has consulted for The A.R.T. She has served as a grant panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts, Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Meghann was a panelist at the TCG Envisioning the Future of Theater for Young Audiences convening. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Musical Theatre from Wilkes University and a Master of Public Administration from Indiana State University.

JOANNE SEELIG LAMPARTER
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR – EDUCATION & THEATRE FOR CHANGE

Joanne Seelig Lamparter joined Imagination Stage in 2014. As Director of Education and Theatre for Change she has led the organization’s school and community partnerships, theatre arts training programs, and the development of new work based on youth voices . Under Joanne’s leadership Imagination Stage’s youth programming has been featured at international festivals, national conferences, at local universities and even on Capitol Hill! An arts educator with over 18 years of experience she has administered programs for Smithsonian, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, The National Building Museum and Capitol Hill Arts Workshop. Joanne has a passion for arts education research and was a Research Assistant on the Cultures of Thinking project at Harvard’s Project Zero. Joanne has served as a grants panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts, Theatre Communications Group, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Maryland State Arts Council. She has taught in a variety of educational settings including theatres, museums, public schools, and juvenile detention centers. Joanne currently serves as a theatre education advisor for the PBSKids series, Pinkalicious. She holds a Masters in Arts in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from Washington University.

 

FOUNDER

Bonnie Fogel

ADMINISTRATIVE

David R. Whitney
Director of Operations

Courtney Cavallo
HR & Business Coordinator

Ashleigh Arrington
Database Manager 

Luke Mullinax
Facilities Coordinator

Janeth Saenz
Staff Accountant

EDUCATION & ARTISTIC

Kathryn Chase Bryer
Associate Artistic Director

Nikki Kaplan
Associate Director of Education

Claire Bancroft Loos
Education Program Manager

Alison Gee
Senior Faculty: Elementary

Marcia Howard
Senior Faculty: Dance

Danielle Mathers
School Partnerships Manager

David Stern
Director of Digital Media

Scott S. Turner
Access & Inclusion Coordinator

INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Chelsey Christensen
Director of Development

Laurie Levy-Page
Director of Marketing and Communications

Sean Byrne
Development Manager

Rebecca Malachowski
Theatre Marketing & Field Trip Coordinator 

Jan McNamara
Senior Development Manager/Institutional Advancement

PATRON SERVICES

Onnie “J.R.” Watson
Patron Services Manager

 

PRODUCTION​

Laura Sperling
Production Manager

John Elder
Technical Director

Ren Brault
Assistant Technical Director

Danielle Harris

Scenic Charge Artist

Anna Klinger
Costume Shop Manager

Bethany Regalbuto
Master Electrician

IMAGINATION STAGE

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

(OFFICERS)

Patrick O’Neil
PRESIDENT

Jessica Boger
SECRETARY

Lara Oerter
TREASURER

Cathy S. Bernard
Mara Bralove
Ginger Huang Dietrich
Chris Hertz
David Hurwitz
Margo Sadow
Carolyn Schugar

VICE PRESIDENTS

 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES (MEMBERS)

Ashley Bronczek

Ashley Burke

Julia Harman Cain

Katie Chowdhry

Nina DiSandro

Brian Drujak

Claire Duran

Camille G. Fesche

Bonnie Fogel

Julianna Goldman

Jack Haake

Louisa Imperiale

Michelle Johnstone

Sara Lange

Catherine S. Leggett

Lynne J. Lightfoote, MD

Pilar Frank O’Leary

Mike Patel

Dushanti Peiris

Lily Qi

Jaclyn Rapaport

Jessica A. Springsteen

Janet Stanford

Antonio Tijerino

Chengbiao “Cheng” Tu

Jim Young

 

PRESIDENT EMERITUS

George Little, 2017-2019

Kim Greenfield Alfonso, 2015- 2017

Susan Lacz, 2011-2013

Mark Richardson 2009-2011

Wayne Hunley, 2007-2009

Stephen A. Hayes, 2005-2007

Sally Rosenberg, 2003-2005

Robert G. Brewer, Jr., 2000-2003

J.J. Finkelstein, 1998-2000

Mita Schaffer, 1996-1998

Nancy T. Greenspan, 1994-1996

Jerry Morenoff, 1992-1994

Barbara J. Gottschalk, 1990-1992

Gail L. Jacobs, 1988-1990

Frank Allen Philpot, 1986-1988

 

LEGAL COUNSEL
Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chtd.

IMAGINATION STAGE DC

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

(OFFICERS)

Dr. Kim Woodson Barnette
PRESIDENT

Nichole Francis Reynolds
PRESIDENT-ELECT

Gabrielle Mallory
SECRETARY

Chris Taylor
TREASURER

 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES (MEMBERS)

Renee Abbott Lewis

Scott Deutchman

Bonnie Fogel

LaShelle “Shelley” Franklin

Monica Gregorio

Bruce Johnson

Janet Stanford

Yasemin Washington

Maura White

 

PRESIDENT EMERITUS

Kim Greenfield Alfonso, 2017-2019